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The Linehan Institute Attends Sashbear Borderline Walk

On May 28th, The Linehan Institute had the pleasure and the honor of participating in the Borderline Walk, organized by Sashbear, a non-profit organization dedicated to “making waves on mental health and suicide prevention.”  This 5k walk occurs annually in Toronto, Canada to support Sashbear and raise awareness about mental illness.

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Marsha Linehan Receives 2017 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology

Marsha was selected for the 17th prize. Her award-winning idea is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which balances acceptance and commitment to change in treating mental illness, distinguishing it from previous standard interventions. Research has shown DBT to be effective for conditions previously considered untreatable, such as borderline personality disorder, which is characterized by impulsivity, interpersonal problems, and self-destructive urges. Read more.

Marsha Linehan Receives 2016 Career/Lifetime Achievement Award from ABCT

Marsha has received the Career/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)! This is the highest award given by ABCT and honors those who have made significant contributions over a number of years to cognitive and/or behavior therapy. Marsha joins the ranks of other notables such as Al Bandura, Aaron Beck, Albert Ellis, Gerry Davison, Alan Marlatt and Edna Foa. She will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony on Friday night, October 28, 2016 at the 50th Anniversary Convention of ABCT held at the Marriott Marquis in NYC. Congratulations Marsha!

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall and Michi Marshall to receive award at the Linehan Institute Benefit.

The Linehan Institute is pleased to announce that Project 375 co-founders Brandon and Michi Marshall will be honored at the Linehan Institute Benefit at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City on April 4th, 2016.

Marsha Linehan Receives 2015 NAMI Scientific Research Award

Congratulations to Marsha for being honored the National Alliance on Mental Illness Scientific Research Award! She is being recognized for her dedication to the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for high suicide risk, multi-diagnostic and difficult to treat populations. The award honors those who inspire hope through research.

New York Times Reporter Ben Carey to Receive Award from The Linehan Institute at the Linehan Institute Award Benefit

New York Times reporter and author Benedict Carey will be honored at the Linehan Institute Award Benefit at the Midtown Loft, NY on May 20, 2015.

Marsha Linehan wins James McKeen Cattell Award

Congratulations to Marsha! She is the 2014 recipient of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) James McKeen Cattell Award. The APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award recognizes APS Members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research. Recipients must be APS Members whose research addresses a critical problem in society at large.